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September 30, 2012
New Contest: Sign up for a chance to win a $250 or $500 fall fashion shopping spree from our friends at womensforum.com. It’s easy to sign up and there’s no catch! http://bit.ly/NMCjHp. Contest runs until 11:59 EST on October 8th.

September 29, 2012
Happy National Coffee Day. To enjoy our MANY coffee-related articles, click here.

September 28, 2012
New Paleo Cookbook: Paleo Slow Cooking. Although eating a paleo diet (no gluten, grains, dairy, or legumes) has proven to be highly effective in shedding unwanted weight and improving overall health, many find preparing and cooking real-food meals on a daily basis difficult to manage. Try this real-food-made-easy guide.

September 27, 2012
The Grand Del Mar in San Diego Celebrates 5th Anniversary: “Uniquely Grand,” a new exclusive behind-the-scenes experiential package will be launched including toasting with complimentary champagne for certain Spa treatments during October, the Lobby Lounge will feature 5th Anniversary Flights of luscious wines paired with cheese selections and guests certainly won’t want to miss touring the Five Most Romantic Places at The Grand Del Mar. For information, click here.

September 26, 2012
New Historic Cookbook: American Cookery (American Antiquarian Cookbook Collection), by Amelia Simmons, was first published in 1796 and again in 2012. The original edition was the first cookbook written for use in American kitchens. Other books will be appearing in this series.

September 25, 2012
Fall Fungis: As fungis make their annual debut in the oak-studded fields and redwood forests of Big Sur, California, Bernardus Lodge in Carmel is celebrating the season with weekly foraging treks (Wednesday & Saturday), mushroom mixology and a special menu by chef Cal Stamenov, in addition to accommodations. For information, click here.

September 24, 2012
New Cookbook: La Cocina Mexicana: Many Cultures, One Cuisine, by Marilyn Tausend and Ricardo Muñoz Zurita. Weaving engrossing personal narrative with a broad selection of recipes, the authors show how the culinary heritage of indigenous groups, Europeans, and Africans coalesced into one of the world's most celebrated cuisines.

September 23, 2012
Golf Holiday: The Renaissance World Golf Village in Jacksonville/St. Augustine, Florida, is offering "Stay & Play Golf Package" with Beach Club Privileges. For information, click here.

September 22, 2012
New Cookbook: The Hakka Cookbook: Chinese Soul Food from around the World, by Linda Lau Anusasananan. Beginning in her grandmother's kitchen in California, Anusasananan travels to her family's home in China, and from there fans out to embrace Hakka cooking across the globe — including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, Peru, and beyond.

September 21, 2012
Island Hotel Newport Beach: Tres Sabores Wine Dinner will be held on November 1st in the Palm Terrace Restaurant. Executive Chef David Man will join forces with Tres Sabores Winery of Napa for an elegant four-course dinner with Tres Sabores wine pairings. Price: $110 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. For information, call 949.720.2636.

September 20, 2012
New Cookbook: Paleo Indulgences: Healthy Gluten-Free Recipes to Satisfy Your Primal Cravings, by Tammy Credicott, shows you paleo-friendly versions of your favorite "off limits" treats and offers tasty alternatives to help satisfy cravings without eating gluten-filled, sugar-laden, processed junk.

September 19, 2012
New Food Network Show: Last season’s winner of Food Network Star, “Sandwich King” Jeff Mauro, joins the Food Network prime-time lineup this fall with a new half-hour series called $24 in 24, where Jeff discovers the best cheap local eats in cities across America. Jeff hits Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City and Philadelphia in the first season of $24 in 24, which premieres Monday, September 24, at 10:30pm ET/PT.

September 18, 2012
New Travel Article: Newport Beach, California: The Perfect Weekend Getaway. Sally spends a weekend enjoying hotels, restaurants and spas.

September 17, 2012
Harvest Napa Valley 2012: It's Just Beginning! Follow the Napa Valley harvest from now until the last grapes are picked and be part of the harvest action as we continue to add new videos, harvest updates, and just plain fun quizzes and contests. For information, click here.

September 16, 2012
Sally's new womensforum.com Blogpost is Live: Spanish Paella Recipe. Paella (Spanish word for "pan") is a very popular dish that originated in Spain in the mid-19th century. Paella has become a staple on many American restaurant menus. I hope you will enjoy my recipe.

September 15, 2012
Succoth Recipes: Succoth: A Harvest Holiday, by Louise Fiszer, showcases a holiday celebrating the bounty of the earth. Recipes include: Butternut Squash Vichyssoise, Greek Tuna Salad Pita Sandwich, Carrot and Zucchini Salad and Ginger Almond Shortbread.

September 14, 2012
Rosh Hashanah Recipes: Jewish New Year recipes, by Louise Fiszer, includes Cucumber, Fennel and Orange Salad with Pomegranate Seeds, Honey and Lime Glazed Hens, Honey Cooked Cabbage, Wild Rice Pilaf with Vegetables and Dried Cranberries and Poached Figs with Sesame Seeds.

September 13, 2012
Rosh Hashanah Recipes: Jayne Cohen chooses a special fruit from this harvest season--an edible metaphor for a fresh new start to a sweet year. Recipes include: Brisket Braised in Pomegranate Juice with Onion Confit and Pomegranate Seeds, Moroccan-Spiced Carrot and Black Grape Salad and Hungarian Plum Tart.

September 12, 2012
New Article: Speaking in (Cacao) Tongues: Chocolate Buzzwords. Stephanie Zonis shows us that many of these buzzwords are meaningless, some of them have real substance and it's worth being able to separate the wheat from the chaff.

September 11, 2012
24th Annual Taste of Newport: This weekend food, wine and music festival on September 14th --16th will be held in the heart of Newport Beach, California. Over 50,000 people are expected to enjoy delicacies from over 30 area restaurants. The Island Hotel is offering a complete package. For information, click here.

September 10, 2012
New Article: Kid-Friendly Zones: The Mountain Resorts of Vermont and New Hampshire. Traveling with Kids columnist Elaine Labalme and son Steven know when New England’s mountain resorts come to mind, we often equate them with two seasons: ski season and leaf-peeping season. And yet, these environs are equally appealing in the spring, summer and fall.

September 9, 2012
Holiday Beer Fest: Tickets are now available for the
4th Annual BevMo! Holiday Beer Fest at Fort Mason in San Francisco on Saturday, November 17th.For information, click here.

September 8, 2012
New Cookbook: I Love Cinnamon Rolls!, by Judith Fertig, contains 50 recipes for a variety of sticky buns everyone will love, from traditional favorites such as Orange-Toffee, Pumpkin Streusel, or Coffee-Maple Glazed Cinnamon Rolls to more exotic flavors, such as Moroccan Rose Petal Cinnamon Rolls or Szechuan Pepper Cinnamon Rolls with Fresh Ginger Glaze.

September 7, 2012
Savor the Central Coast: This Sunset magazine sponsored event will take place September 27th--30th in San Luis Obispo County. These event will highlight the talents of winemakers, celebrity chefs, brew masters, fishermen, artisanal food producers, Sunset experts, and many more artisans and producers from Ventura to Santa Cruz who call the Central Coast home. For information, click here.

September 6, 2012
A Pasta & Wine Lover’s Culinary Tour: Join Aliza Green in Italian Maremma & Umbria this October 3rd–13th. For information, click here.

September 5, 2012
The Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Beach, CA: FESTA DELL’AUTUNNO will be held November 2nd -- 4th. From live entertainment and art to authentic Italian fare and olive-inspired Spa indulgences, the traditions of Italy come alive this harvest season. Inspired by 750 mature olive trees across the 504-acre Resort, Pelican Hill’s three-day autumn festival includes entertainment and epicurean experiences open to Resort guests and locals. For information, click here.

September 4, 2012
Globetrotting Gourmet Holiday tour of Burma: Imagine Christmas week in colonial Rangoon, staying at The Strand hotel, the colonial country's finest, and best food. Two back-to-back tours to Asia's hottest destination. Or New Year's eve celebrations in Mandalay, and the thousand year old temples of ancient Bagan. Just mention Sally's Place when registering for the tour, and receive a free autographed copy of Robert Carmack's book, Vietnamese Cooking or Thai Cooking (Periplus). For information, click here.

September 3, 2012
Happy Labor Day !

September 2, 2012
New Article: Bourbon. Enjoy these 10 Bourbon Cocktail Recipes by Justin Greig. Light bourbons accompany fruity ingredients while dark bourbons add robust flavor.

September 1, 2012
September eNewsletter: Winter Squash. September creates a Change of Seasons and a Change of Tastes. Enjoy Winter Squash recipes, blogposts, new articles, Sally's Recommendations and September Is.

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